Average Bench: 92.1% (152nd of 947)

Based on 173 user benchmarks.  Model: CT2000MX500SSD1

Excellent average bench

The Crucial MX500 2TB averaged just 7.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Crucial MX500 2TB near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. 4K Random Read Speed 30.6MB/s
Avg. 4K-64Thread Mixed IO Speed 91.6MB/s

Below average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Crucial MX500 2TB is 51.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Crucial MX500 2TB performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. 4K-64Thread Read Speed 238MB/s
Avg. Sequential Write Speed 385MB/s
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Average Bench

(Based on 173 samples)
Min Avg Max
380 Read 499 527
296 Write 385 462
304 Mixed 397 424
348 SusWrite 434 467
96.3% 429 MB/s
Min Avg Max
19.2 4K Read 30.6 37.2
32.6 4K Write 73.1 108
14.9 4K Mixed 33 52.8
127% 45.5 MB/s
Min Avg Max
27.7 DQ Read 238 385
52.3 DQ Write 202 342
16.4 DQ Mixed 91.6 295
104% 177 MB/s
User Benchmarks Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
The fastest SSD (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 437 464 467 466 467 466 MB/s
Read 516
Write 424
Mixed 387
SusWrite 461
100% 447 MB/s
4K Read 36.3
4K Write 107
4K Mixed 55.5
183% 66.3 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 334
DQ Mixed 283
232% 333 MB/s
2TB free
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 465 466 468 470 469 470 MB/s
Read 508
Write 468
Mixed 414
SusWrite 468
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.5
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53.1
182% 66.2 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 343
DQ Mixed 297
242% 343 MB/s
248GB free
Firmware: M3CR010
SusWrite @10s intervals: 460 463 465 466 469 468 MB/s
Read 513
Write 466
Mixed 414
SusWrite 465
105% 464 MB/s
4K Read 37.4
4K Write 105
4K Mixed 51.9
179% 64.7 MB/s
DQ Read 388
DQ Write 360
DQ Mixed 301
246% 349 MB/s
1TB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 464 454 468 467 465 466 MB/s
Read 508
Write 470
Mixed 412
SusWrite 464
104% 464 MB/s
4K Read 36.8
4K Write 108
4K Mixed 53
181% 65.8 MB/s
DQ Read 385
DQ Write 338
DQ Mixed 295
240% 339 MB/s
2TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 378 448 441 426 422 424 MB/s
Read 489
Write 333
Mixed 394
SusWrite 423
92% 410 MB/s
4K Read 37.6
4K Write 112
4K Mixed 53.6
185% 67.6 MB/s
DQ Read 382
DQ Write 342
DQ Mixed 293
239% 339 MB/s
279GB free
Firmware: M3CR022
SusWrite @10s intervals: 451 455 453 455 457 457 MB/s
Read 498
Write 352
Mixed 391
SusWrite 455
95% 424 MB/s
4K Read 34.2
4K Write 91.1
4K Mixed 50.9
165% 58.7 MB/s
DQ Read 383
DQ Write 340
DQ Mixed 290
237% 338 MB/s
1.5TB free (System drive)
Firmware: M3CR020
SusWrite @10s intervals: 329 430 433 446 444 445 MB/s
Read 491
Write 452
Mixed 402
SusWrite 422
99% 442 MB/s
4K Read 28.4
4K Write 63.9
4K Mixed 38.5
126% 43.6 MB/s
DQ Read 381
DQ Write 350
DQ Mixed 289
238% 340 MB/s
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Typical MX500 2TB Builds (Compare 3,506 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Motherboard: Gigabyte Z370 AORUS Ultra Gaming - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 117% - Outstanding Total price: $1,475

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